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‘Large’ John McCarthy shares hilarious story of officiating one among Nick Diaz’s early UFC fights: “Hey B****! C’mon B****!”

‘Large’ John McCarthy recounts Nick Diaz’s in-fight vulgarity

In a current episode of the Weighing In podcast, McCarthy shared a hilarious story from one among Diaz’s signature performances at UFC 51.

“I had a combat with Nick Diaz and Drew Fickett. And one of many guidelines of the unified guidelines is abusive language, you’ll be able to’t use abusive language. Nicely, you recognize Nick [Diaz],” McCarthy started. “I had some nice [fights] with Frank Shamrock towards Nick [Diaz]. I went into the locker room with him and I mentioned ‘Look, you recognize what? You’re gonna say s***, and he’s gonna say s***. So long as I’m the one one who hears that s***, I don’t give a rattling. Do you perceive me? If it begins to get outdoors with different folks listening to it, then it’s gonna grow to be an issue, it’s going to be my drawback, and we’ll must cope with it. So don’t do it!’…

“Nick Diaz fought Drew Fickett and I’m [officiating], and he’s calling Drew ‘C’mon you f***ing b****! Hey b****! C’mon b****!’. And I’m going ‘Nick, hold it down’. And he goes ‘He’s a b****! C’mon John, he’s a b****’!…you gotta take a look at some issues and say how a lot of an impact is it having throughout a combat? How a lot of a detriment is it in a combat?”

Diaz’s verbal jabs led to a bodily beatdown as he defeated Drew Fickett by first-round TKO at UFC 51.

Diaz hasn’t fought since a TKO loss to UFC Corridor of Famer Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. He’s hinted at a fight sports activities comeback in 2024, however as of this writing, nothing has come to fruition.

Diaz was speculated to face former UFC rival Georges St-Pierre in a grappling match in December earlier than St-Pierre withdrew as a result of damage. It’s unsure if the matchup will likely be rebooked.

UFC followers, pundits, and analysts like McCarthy have numerous reminiscences of Diaz’s profession. His efficiency at UFC 51 encapsulates every thing that has made Diaz a legend in MMA historical past.

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